A little this and that

I used to dread Mondays and feel apathetic towards Tuesdays, and now I love them. They’re like the extra part of my weekend and I get to stay home with Liv. I thankful to be able to stay home a few days each week, but also work away from home a few- i’s a good mix for me. 

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So just like Mondays, Tuesdays tend to be equally on-the-fly depending on whether we have playdates planned and how the weather’s doing. It was a chilly and windy this morning: perfect for library story time,


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a juice


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then back home for lunch.

I reheated this egg dish concoction I made last night:

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and sautéed some tomatoes and spinach to go along with it,

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seasoned with garlic-infused olive oil, salt, pepper, balsamic and Dijon.

The egg dish was based off this recipe, but I baked it in the oven instead of grilling:

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After two days off from the gym, I’m ready to hit it hard tonight with back, biceps and jump rope HIIT. Anyone else about to get their sweat on, too?

Hope you’re having a great night! New post on the Family page.

See ya bright and early 🙂



Something to think:

Today’s workout jam:

Pitbull, you do no wrong. Plus it’s a version of “Take On Me” which has officially been stuck in my head since last week.



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  1. JennG on February 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    OMG those tomatoes & spinach look real yummy! That is a great side dish idea, thanks! I also love that song… gets me in the mood to work out for sure.

  2. Naomi on February 26, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I just got back from the gym…did your booty burner incline workout and one of the ab burners. Loved every sweaty minute! 😉 Normally I don’t work out in the evenings, but that’s how my schedule worked today. The gym definitely has a different atmosphere at night!

  3. Ashley @ Life and Fitness on February 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve been loving eggs lately with all different mix ins but especially salsa! It’s addicting 🙂

  4. Jenna on February 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    That tomato and spinach side looks awesome — I might have to try to create something similar this week! LOVE that first pic 🙂

  5. Alissa on February 26, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I have been on a HUGE egg kick lately but needed a side, what a great idea! I love having days off during the week, I get more done and it’s not as busy. My workout for the day was Les Mills Combat & I LOVED every moment of it! Thank you for introducing me to TurboFire.

  6. Kelsey on February 26, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Nom nom this entire lunch looks like my ideal meal! Love the spinach and tomatoes with the eggs! Mmm!

  7. Kerry @ Totes My Oats on February 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    That picture of you and Liv is adorable! I love incorporating grape tomatoes into side dishes. They’re really good roasted with cauliflower, evoo, garlic, salt and pepper.

  8. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on February 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I LOVE that new Pitbull song! He makes so many of my workout jams! I’ve been rooting for Christina to have another hit song, she wasn’t releasing anything that great for a while.

  9. Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings on February 26, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Ohh I love Pitbull and this song is awesome. Eggs cooked up with lots of mixings is always a good, savory meal. Glad you got to enjoy the day with your little girl! So precious 🙂

  10. Lauren @ Eat Like An Elephant on February 26, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I just heard that Pitbull song and decided I would love it if it wasn’t for Christina Aguilera, I just don’t love her since her Genie in a Bottle days…but Pitbull = workout glory. I recently did a workout playlist on the blog and I think there were originally 6 Pitbull songs and then I decided I should pare down 😉

  11. Shaina Anderson on February 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Late night weights sesh of chest/tris/shoulders happening in 5…4…3…

  12. Madison (Pointy Toe Shoe Crew) on February 27, 2013 at 12:49 am

    I’m a week behind on my Winter Shape-Up, so I did workout 4 yesterday + 30 min cycling. I must have been on a workout high when I was doing it then because I was NOT prepared for the incredible dead legs and shoulders I’ve got today! Holy cow that snuck up on me. I like those ninja workouts though…they feel great at the time, and then the pain sneaks in later. Needless to say, my cardio today (elliptical 25 min + swim 25 min) felt like death…but I did it! I’ll be rocking out workout 4 again tomorrow, wish me luck!

  13. Sarah @ making thyme for health on February 27, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Love the picture with you and Liv, so cute. Lunch looked scrumptious!

  14. Lucie on February 27, 2013 at 3:15 am

    I adore that pic of you and Liv and I am so jealous on your weather! We have snow again today….. Even though I went out at 6am (with winter running clothes all over :-)) for a 50minutes run including 2 rounds of strength Tabata and 2 rounds of Cardio Tabata and at home did 2 of your Ab burners!! Love them!!

  15. Ali @ Peaches and Football on February 27, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Ahhh I’m dying to see some grass and flowers! It’s blowing snow like crazy here this morning. I’m fervantly praying someone won’t slam their car door into mine!!!

  16. Beth on February 27, 2013 at 8:03 am

    G, any tips on finding the right jump rope (length, brand, etc.)? I sometimes borrow one from the gym at school…I work at an elementary school…so I’m guessing some times the rope is just not the right length for me!

  17. Danielle on February 27, 2013 at 8:27 am

    That egg makes looks delicious! I love eggs for dinner so that would be a great option to have on hand for both breakfast and dinner!

  18. Marisa on February 27, 2013 at 8:46 am

    That egg dish looks delicious, BUT those tomatoes and spinach look divine! I love the Pittbull/Christina video, it looks to be filmed in Prague, the bridge across the river looks like the Charles Bridge.

    • Marisa on February 27, 2013 at 8:48 am

      ha ha! I just realized it says Paris, France…I guess the cities all mesh into one after living overseas for 10yrs.

  19. Erin @ Axell's Kitchen on February 27, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Yum the tomatoes and spinach look divine! And Liv looks precious as usual!

  20. Padma on February 27, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Do you have any tips on improving jump roping. I want to be able to do double unders, but I think I have the wrong form when it comes to jump roping in general. Thanks so much! 🙂

  21. Jacquelyn on February 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I love that song! I was jamming out to it in the car ride home from work last night and got a few nasty stares. I just smiled and danced harder.

  22. Heidi on February 27, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Beautiful pictures!! So sweet that you are able to spend that precious time home with your girl!

  23. Sarah @ Yogi in Action on February 27, 2013 at 11:38 am

    That meal looks delicious! I love all things with eggs, so I think I’ll have to make that soon.

    And I agree that Pitbull can do no wrong- all of his songs are so catchy- I often will play them on repeat.

  24. Emily:2:DESIGN:CENTS on February 27, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Such a cute picture of you and your daughter:)

  25. Cassie Vaughn on February 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Love the inspirational quote!

  26. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on February 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    You’re a girl after my own heart with your love for Pitbull! I try to incorporate anything released by him into my workouts!

  27. Emily on February 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Okay, now “Take On Me” is stuck in my head too. Time to just download it and get it over with! Gonna check out Pitbull and Xtina too, love me some new workout tunes!

    I had my first run in about three weeks this morning. It felt sooooo good! 😀

  28. Babs on February 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I love the something to think about quote. You should definitely start every day on a positive note and know that today can be the day you change it all 🙂

  29. Anna @ Your Healthy Place on February 27, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    That first pic of you and Liv is adorable! Looks professional :).

    I also love the look of that tomato side dish with your eggs. yummy…!

  30. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on February 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Love that first pic of you and Liv- so precious.

  31. Amber on February 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Hey there! I sent an email to you on Sunday and just wanted to make it didn’t get spammed!! I know how crazy packed our inboxes can get these days! 😉 The subject was ‘whole30 thoughts’. Have a great day! The casserole looks awesome! 🙂

  32. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on February 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Aw, great picture of you and Liv – she looks so happy 🙂 You both do!

  33. Fiona Jesse Giffords on February 28, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Hi Gina,
    It’s good to see someone like me, i also love the weekdays as it is same like any other day. Sometimes i find myself working more in the weekends than in the normal week days. And the best part of weekend is i find some more time for my family. I love the mushroom recipe, it looks delicious.

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